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Do you want to make dinner really simple? We know how busy you get during the week with work, running errands, school, and the kids’ activities, so simplifying dinner is a must. Why not grab a rotisserie chicken to make one of these no-cook meals, and get your sides done quickly in the pressure cooker. These Instant Pot side dishes are ready in minutes, so you can have dinner on the table in a flash.

These Instant Pot side dishes are ready in minutes, so you can have dinner on the table in a flash.

Scrumptious Instant Pot Side Dishes

The Instant Pot is perfect for baking sweet potatoes as a side or to be used in a casserole or pie. If you need to make several at once, this trick can really save the day.



When barbecue and picnic season arrives again, you’ll be all set with a go-to dish that you can make in a flash: quick potato salad! Cooking the eggs nestled between the potatoes yields perfect eggs every time.



If you love spaghetti squash but can’t seem to get the texture quite right, you may find that the Instant Pot cooks it to perfection. Add your favorite sauce and toppings, and you’re ready to enjoy your noodley veggies.



This Broccoli and Cheddar Pasta will become your new favorite side dish. Toss some grilled chicken on top, and you have a complete meal.



If you’re low carbing, try Cauliflower Rice in the Instant Pot to satisfy your craving for starches.



Refried Beans are a cheap, hearty dish that you can add to fajitas, tacos, soups, casseroles and more.



These Sweet and Orangey Brussels Sprouts are a delicious side dish for a holiday meal.



Add some oil and your favorite herbs to make Roasted Potatoes in your Instant Pot.


Hands off Butternut Squash Risotto in just 15 minutes? Sign me up!



My favorite side dish has always been mac and cheese. Doesn’t this recipe look delish? Love that she adds a bit of heat with the hot sauce to bring some depth to the dish.



Serve cabbage with turkey sausage as a main dish or a side dish.



Forget soaking beans. You can make perfectly tender black beans in the pressure cooker in under an hour.



If you love corn on the cob, you’ll love steaming it in the Instant Pot. Nothing could be simpler!



Nothing pairs as well with BBQ as baked beans. Make them in your pressure cooker… comfort food fast!



Make Easy Spanish Rice to go with your refried beans (see above) and other favorite dishes.



Quinoa is definitely a food that all of us should make more of. It’s so good for you, and so versatile! The best part is, you can make it in the Instant Pot in just one minute. Wow!


Want to learn more about our favorite Instant Pot? Click the link below for our review!  Or you can just go straight to Amazon and read about it over there.